UPDATE: 3 Men Arrested For Attempted Murder For Shooting Man In Jaw

The suspects are from Healdsburg, Santa Rosa and Windsor.

Three men have been arrested for attempted murder of a Rohnert Park man whose car broke down at a Windsor intersection late Thursday night, a Sonoma County sheriff's sergeant said today.

A bullet lodged in the 32-year-old victim's jaw when he was shot in the cheek, Sgt. Cecile Focha said.

He was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive his injury, Focha said.
Violent Crimes Unit detectives are investigating whether the three suspects have any gang affiliation.

The victim has no connection to any criminal street gang, Focha said. "The shooting appears to be a random, unprovoked act of violence against a purely innocent victim," Focha said.

The suspects, Miguel Angel Reynosa Madrigal, 19, of Windsor, Ricardo Botello, 18, of Healdsburg and Jose Hugo Martinez-Jimenez, 19, of Santa Rosa, also are also suspects of two shooting incidents in Healdsburg about an hour earlier Thursday night, one of which was a drive-by shooting into a residence, Focha said.

Several people called the  Windsor Police Department around 11:50 p.m. Thursday to report gunshots and a male voice yelling at Jutta Way in Windsor, Focha said.

A man then called 911 to report he had been shot in the cheek, and deputies found a vehicle with bullet holes at the intersection of Arata Lane and Brooks Road South, Focha said.

Deputies found the 32-year-old Rohnert Park shooting victim hiding in nearby bushes, Focha said.

Deputies searched the area and found three men around 12:09 a.m. today as they walked in the area after abandoning their vehicle close by, Focha said.

One of the men was armed with a loaded gun, and deputies determined the men were involved in the shooting, Focha said. The suspects were arrested and taken to the sheriff's office in Santa Rosa for questioning.

Madrigal also was arrested for shooting at an occupied vehicle, conspiracy to commit a crime and carrying a concealed loaded firearm. Focha said he had a gun in his waistband.

Botello also was arrested for shooting at an occupied vehicle and conspiracy to commit a crime.

Martinez-Jimenez also was arrested for conspiracy. All three men are being held in the Sonoma County jail under $1 million bail.

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They are scheduled to be arraigned in Sonoma County Superior Court Tuesday afternoon.

Additional charges are being considered against the men, including violently resisting arrest at the Windsor shooting scene, Focha said.

Several deputies from the Windsor Police Department and the sheriff's office in Santa Rosa assisted in the arrest, Focha said.

In Healdsburg, police received reports of gunfire in the 400 block of Mason Street around 10:45 p.m. Officers responded but found no suspects, witnesses or spent shell casings, police said.

Healdsburg police heard additional gunfire around 11:10 p.m. at the north end of town, and someone called 911 to report a residence in the 300 block of March Avenue was hit by bullets, police said.

The caller heard a vehicle speeding away from the scene. Officers confirmed that a drive-by shooting into the residence occupied by family members, including teens, had occurred, but no one was injured, police said.

Police found spent .45 caliber handgun shell casings in the street and bullet holes in the residence and its vehicles. Police said there were no witnesses to the shooting which is still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Healdsburg police at (707) 431-3377.

--Bay City News

Michael Hiblert June 14, 2014 at 03:36 PM
This unprovoked attack on a purely innocent victim could have been due to something as simple as the person wearing red or blue, and gang members angered by the color.


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